UK City of Culture New Commissions

Coventry City of Culture Trust and the Heart of England Community Foundation have made funding available for commissions and projects that will take place before the end of May 2022.

Please note: applications have now closed for the Black artists and Under 5s projects opportunities.

ACCESS GRANTS

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to support arts organisations or individuals in the city to make their activities accessible to D/deaf, disabled and/or neurodiverse artists, audience members and participants.

Cost could cover:

  • Access provisions including captioning, British Sign Language Interpreters or Audio Description Services, Touch Tours
  • To support Disability Equality Training for staff or individuals
  • Additional budget to support Disabled artists or participants within your creative project
  • To support Disability Equality Training for staff or individuals
  • Covering costs of an Access Consultant to work with you on existing or new projects
  • Support accessible marketing formats such as Braille, Easy Read’s or British Sign Language videos relating to your existing or new project
  • Purchase of equipment such as ramps, audio description kits or captioning units

These grants are available to support existing work as well as new activity.

Application deadline: Wednesday 25 August, 5pm.

FIND OUT MORE

(Link takes you to the Heart of England Community Foundation website where you can find further information about the commissions and how to apply)

EASY READ

Image: The Difference Engine by Talking Birds. Photo by Rachel Bunce (RB Films).

Image: The Difference Engine by Talking Birds. Photo by Rachel Bunce (RB Films).

BSL job description

APPLICATION SURGERIES

If you’re unsure whether these grants are for you, or want to know more about applying, book onto one of our Application Surgeries to meet with representatives from The Heart of England Community Foundation and the Coventry City of Culture Trust.

These surgeries will also be an opportunity to learn more about the access support available.

DATES AND TIMES

Monday 21 June, 4.00pm - 5.00pm

Monday 12 July, 5.00pm - 6.00pm

Monday 2 August, 6.00pm - 7.00pm (Access Grants only)

BOOK TICKETS

Image: iDent Festival 2019 at Warwick Arts Centre.

Image: iDent Festival 2019 at Warwick Arts Centre.

MORE OPPORTUNITIES

More opportunities for individuals and organisations to get involved in Coventry's year as UK City of Culture can be found on our Jobs, Tenders and Call-Outs page.

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*Easy Read refers to the presentation of text in an accessible, easy to understand format. It is often useful for people with learning disabilities, and may also be beneficial for people with other conditions affecting how they process information or for this in which English isn’t their first language. This can be a guided and facilitated activity for those that need support in understanding the Easy Read information.